Palo Alto, CA, United States | Member Since 2011
It's a great achievement to create a sequel that outshines the first installment. Ms. Carriger achieved this momentous feat in comical,endearing, and at times, heartbreaking perfection. The narrator and this story melt together like cheese and toast. Loved it, can't say enough good things.
Highly recommended, and in fact already have recommended it. This story didn't shy away from intelligent, three-dimensional characters who act sometimes irrationally and don't get held up in romance formata and shelf fodder.
Mr. Morgan's voicing of Gabriel was spot on.
I had only one complaint on this recording: I feel that occasionally Mr. Morgan read aloud directive notes that were in the script only to inform his performance. Listening to a romance read by a deep-voiced man gave me pause, but the performance was very engaging in whole.
It took me a little while to get into this, but it ended solid. I'm looking forward to book 2.
It was painful to read this, because the artistry of the telling of this relationship was so real, so intense, and so personally familiar. How many times did I want to shake Abby in to reality, show her all the stupid stuff she was doing, but heard the echoes of my own justifications in her thoughts and actions?
*Audiobook*: Excellent reader. Emma Galvin is becoming a personal favorite. There were moments where I felt she was making Travis sound a bit too Jersey Shore, but I acclimated to it.
Technically solid writing is the best I can say. Horrible in every other way. The reader ends the book still waiting for the semblance of a story to really emerge. Reader pulls off an okay performance, given the lack of exciting/interesting material she was given.
One of the best "reads" I've had in a while. Definitely amongst the best audio adaptations I've purchased. Moving, tender, comical, brutally honest, and brave writing. That's right... BRAVE. There needs be more works like this on the market. Plus, it was almost like this book was meant to be audio. It transitions perfectly to that medium. Had me laughing until it hurt, and hurting until I laughed. READ THIS. Or better yet.... LISTEN TO THIS N*O*W
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